Thursday, July 24, 2008

The spider in the mirror

Let me preface this by saying the reason for the mirror you're going to read about here is age and not vanity!

I have a magnified, lighted mirror. Oh, it's not magnified 3 times, nor 10 times, oh no no no, it's magnified 15 times. I think it's made for make up, but since I wear none of that, I use it for what I bought if for. I use it to see the bags under my eyes to put my eye cream on. Yep, that's right. When I'm not wearing my bifocals, I can't see where to put the lotion on my face. It's hard to put eye cream on when wearing glasses, hence the magnified mirror. I also use it to see my lips so my lip goo goes on just the lips and not the moustache around the lip. What can I say? Getting old is hell.

The other day, Tuesday to be exact, I was putting my lip goo on and caught movement out of the corner of my eye. It was coming from the lighted portion of the mirror. When I looked, I saw nothing. I went back to applying lip goo and saw the movement again. Upon closer inspection, I saw a teeny tiny spider inside the lighted rim of the mirror. He was just scurrying about. Probably the heat from the lights on the mirror were toasting his buns. I'm just guessing spiders have buns as without my glasses, I couldn't really see any. I couldn't really see if he were a he either...but we have a 50/50 chance there at least. I gave it no further thought as there was no way for me to get him out of there, and I didn't really care if he fried or not. I know, PETA will be after me but I don't like spiders and could care less if they all died. There, I've said it and I don't regret it either. I'm not a catch and release type of girl. See a spider? Kill it dead. Only good spider is a dead one. We won't EVEN talk about the one that was in my bed last night that forced me to go outside and sleep in the 5th wheel!

Today in readying myself for work, I was again in front of said mirror applying potions to my wrinkles. Movement again. I'd forgotten all about my trapped arachnid. He's still there. His tiny little see through body walking about the circle of light. I got thinking that sometimes I feel like that spider. Kind of trapped and just going around in circles. I don't feel like this often, but the last few days I have. I have so many things to do and I'm just not doing them. I keep putting things off that should just be done. I'm not taking time for me. I'm not taking time to do the things that are important to me. I thought about that all night out in the trailer when I couldn't sleep and decided to change that.

I'll do it tomorrow.


Silverback said...

Go towards the light, little spider.

Oh wait, you already did !

Leave the light, little spider.

Rosanna said...

I think I might have had to burn my bed had I found a spider of any significant size in there.... perish the thought.... eyuuuu now I won't be able to feel safe again till I have quadruple checked each night.

Thanks Miss Pixie!!

Carlos said...

sounds like the 5th wheel is a great place to get your head together. i should get one

CLS said...

well - I usually think of something clever to say 'bout your blogsbut never take the time to sign on - - here I am signed on and find myself speechless - - ah well - a big HELLO to the land of the hand from the home of the Crayon